What Not to Do: A look at Dating in your 30's and Beyond*
(in case you missed it: part 1)
- Should you get a second chance after forgetting your wallet on the first date, it would probably make sense to check that your credit cards are in working order.
So, we had been on the predate, a skating date which went well enough except that when he asked me to grab a bite to eat afterwards, he didn't have his wallet. And his story about paying for the skate entry was a bit fishy. But I was going to give him the benefit of the doubt and head out on that first date we had planned. He wanted to go to the Who concert (a concert that I could take or leave) and he promised to get us back stage since he was a stage hand and often worked the light crew at Verizon Center.
Well, the date started out with dinner at a Chinese restaurant and he paid with cash (making a big deal about how he was paying me back for dinner the night before) all the while prepping me about the things I should know about the lighting trade because he hadn't gotten us backstage passes as much as he planned to sneak us in. In the depths of the Verizon Center it became apparent that he wasn't going to be able to get us into the show and not back stage. So, as we were escorted out by security, he said we would just go buy tickets. I should have headed out right then but didn't. As we got to the box office he had handed first one, then a second, and ended up with three different credit cards rejected. All the time mumbling about having been in Canada to work on the lighting for the Olympics and it must be because of the travel that there was some misunderstanding with his credit card company companies. In the end, I pulled out my card and paid for two tickets in a mediocre seating, to a show I was only mildly interested in and definitely wouldn't have paid to see.
*should you see yourself in any of the stories and you aren't the one who told me the story, JUST STOP DOING WHATEVER IT IS.